In the ongoing effort to define our party (and dispel the myths), we offer for your consideration our mission statement, which is intended to complement our detailed Party Platform (see navigation bar at top). So here it is, as short and sweet and to the point as possible:
The Mission of the Staten Island Libertarian Party is to faithfully serve as your constitutional voice in government, and throughout the community.
We firmly believe in the American heritage of individual liberty, free enterprise, and personal responsibility. We also recognize the civic duty that we all share to preserve this precious heritage for our children and grandchildren.
Founded on the moral principle of self-ownership, we are the only party whose platform, positions, and policies respect you as a unique, competent individual.
We hold that every person has the right to free speech, and to control his or her own body, action, and property. We are committed to fostering a system that encourages each of us to pursue happiness in our own exceptional way.
Therefore we make this solemn pledge to our fellow residents to inform and educate all of our neighbors with respect to our natural rights and constitutional protections;
To reintroduce the founding tenets of our Constitutional Republic, and teach the importance of participation in government;
To ensure that all powers not granted to the federal government are reserved to New York State and its Sovereign People. The federal government’s only role is to help individuals defend themselves from force and fraud;
To work vigorously in bringing responsible governance to the City of New York, and accountability to our elective offices in Staten Island and South Brooklyn;
To reduce the size and spending of government at all levels, and restore sound money practices to safeguard against fiscal insolvency;
To advocate for regulatory conditions favorable to local economic recovery and expansion, so that free markets remain free to flourish, and enrich the People.